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Immediate Steps

The administration relating to the death of a close one is overwhelming for many people.  There are several things that need to be done and we have put together some information which will help with carrying out of the necessary procedures.

The steps that will need to be carried out within five days of the death are listed below along with some details on registering the death:

  • Notify the deceased’s GP
  • Register the death at a Births, Deaths and Marriages Register Office at your local council office
  • Arrange the funeral – check the Will if it can easily be located, or any other documentation left, for any special requests relating to the funeral

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